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Kyoto Protocol & Greenhouse Gases - This interactive map presents gas emissions in relation to the committements in the Kyoto Protocol and gives easy access to this information.

Climate change - UNFCCC - Information on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change provided by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

International Energy Agency: Climate Change - Analysis of the energy dimension of climate change and the implications of the Kyoto agreement on the energy sector, which is responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in the developed world through the combustion of fossil fuels and the emission of CO2, N2O and CH4.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change - Supports a cooperative approach and brings critical scientific, economic and technological expertise to the global debate on climate change.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - Official site for UN Climate Secretariat: Kyoto protocol, COP4 in Buenos Aires, world emissions data etc

IPCC - Technical Support Unit Working Group III - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's specialist group concerned with the scientific, technical, environmental, and economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change.

Climate Change in Asia - Country profiles, GHG (greenhouse gas) inventories, mitigation options, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, status of climate change activities, key projects and regional studies, publications, and major players in different Asian countries.

Climate Institute - An NGO that aims to serve as a bridge between policymakers and scientists around the world and is dedicated to being the worlds foremost authority on climate change information, science and responses. Site provides basic scientific information and links to more detailed information.

Resources for the Future Library: Climate - RFF is an NGO based in the U.S. Emphasis on policy studies.

Climate Solutions - Practical Solutions to Global Warming - Mission is to stop global warming at the earliest point possible by helping the Northwest become a world leader in practical and profitable solutions.

Weathervane - An online forum designed to provide the news media, legislators, opinion leaders, and the interested public with analysis and commentary on U.S. and global policy initiatives related to climate change.

WRI: Climate Change Research - The World Resources Institute identifies opportunities to reduce the risk of global climate change in ways that drive sustainable economic development worldwide. This site provides extensive on-line resources.

Choose Climate - Interactive graphics link climate science and policy. Adjust the parameters and uncertainties just by dragging a control with your mouse to see effects of various per-capita emissions, etc.

Climate Change Calculator - An online calculator that allows you to calculate your personal carbon emissions and the impact of lifestyle changes.

World Bank - Global Climate Change - Information on World Bank activities in relation to climate change, including energy strategy and the Prototype Carbon Fund.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - Interdisplinary studies in the natural and social sciences, intended to provide a basis for advising policy makers on measures to avoid the causes, mitigate the effects, and adapt to the unavoidable consequences of global change.

Austrian Council on Climate Change - Interdisciplinary working group which aims to identify and evaluate measures relating to the prevention of global climate change. English version accessed from left hand menu.

Joint Implementation for You - Experience implementing Flexible Instruments, such as Joint-Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), since the Kyoto Protocol has been signed. Focus on Europe.

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research - UK-based interdisciplinary center seeks to engage with stakeholders and to explore and develop new technologies, lifestyles, economic instruments and regulatory mechanisms that will allow climate change to be managed.

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) - Norwegian Government organisation mandated to conduct research and disseminate information on international climate issues. Site provides news, articles, and in-depth publications.

Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting - U.S. Department of Transportation initiative. Fosters awareness of the potential links between transportation and global climate change, and formulates policies to deal with the challenges of these links.

Research Programme International Climate Policy - HWWA, Hamburg, Germany - Scientific/political research on climate policy, emissions trading, Kyoto protocol and greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change News and Actions by SafeClimate.net - Tools, news, and information for individuals and organizations to take action to combat global climate change.

BBC News - the politics of climate change - Simple, clickable guide to greenhouse gas emissions from key countries

Responding to Climate Change - A practical guide to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Kyoto Protocol. Provides case studies on greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation (best accessed using Acrobat).

CSA: Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol - Discussion of issues related to climate change, with links and a bibliography. Provided by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

The Clean Development Mechanism: A Primer - Informative article about CDM from the Resources for the Future (RFF).

CorpWatch.org - Climate Justice Initiative - Articles and background information from an NGO that campaigns against multinational corporations.

Climate Change - Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State - Information on climate change, global warming, U.S. policy, conventions and forums.

OECD - Climate Change and Sustainable Transport - News on sustainable development, climatic change and related matters by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Also available in French.

Climate Change Solutions - Success stories, education materials, interactive tools and resources on actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for individual, municipalities, and industry, particularly in Canada.

US Department of State: Global Climate Change - Details of official communication on global climate change.

Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change - Provides links to publications, personnel, forums, sponsor details, job openings and contact information. Based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.